Capcom Re-Evaluating On-Disc DLC
Capcom addresses the backlash regarding their DLC strategy.
Capcom has been under some heat lately due to their usage of on-disc DLC with some of their games, such as Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and Street Fighter X Tekken. Capcom is listening, and has recently made a statement on their Ask Capcom forums.
Christian Svensson, Capcom's Senior VP, went on record saying "We've been getting several questions, here and elsewhere about the future of on-disc DLC. We would like to assure you that we have been listening to your comments and as such have begun the process of re-evaluating how such additional game content is delivered in the future."
He continues to say that certain products that are already well into development, such as Dragon's Dogma, would still contain their on-disc strategy. The initial idea, and Capcom's usual reason for the on-disc content is to provide a smoother and easier way to provide content, "...the decision to include some additional (but not all planned additional) game content for the game on disc was made at the beginning of the game’s development cycle as at the time this was determined to be the most efficient way of ensuring certain content was made available."
In the end, Capcom wants it's fans to know that they are indeed being heard; "Just wanted people to know in advance the whys, wherefores and where we're going in the future. You are being heard. Thanks."
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